Sometimes it’s hard to determine what’s going on inside your furry friends. In that event, we use both Radiology and Ultrasound to help determine if there’s something serious occurring that the naked eye can’t see.
ATX Animal Clinic has a full service diagnostic laboratory that allows us to perform these functions. This gives us the ability to analyze how well your pet’s internal organs are functioning. And it’s quick, because we usually have results available within 15 minutes.
If your pet’s medical issue is difficult to assess, digital radiography can be helpful. Digital radiographs are instrumental in diagnosing issues with your pet’s bones, lungs, heart, abdomen, oral cavity, and teeth. In addition, they can also pinpoint tumors, diagnose heartworm disease, find intestinal obstructions, and much more.
In addition to digital radiography, ATX Animal Clinic also provides echocardiography and ultrasounds.
An echocardiogram is a type of sonogram that uses ultrasound techniques to take multi-dimensional images of your pet’s heart. Therefore, we get real-time pictures of the heart, which allows us to search for any types of abnormalities on both sides, as well as the heart’s valves for any regurgitation.
Ultrasounds are crucial when it comes to treating your pet for heart disease, and seeing potential problems with their internal organs. It comes in handy as we look for things like lesions, tumors and other genetic material for which we may need to do a biopsy.